I am a wife, a friend, a coach and a team member. The most important thing is my interest in ultra running. I hope I open a new and different aspects to others about training, racing and life. I believe that the big picture includes all different areas of our life. When you find a balance between them, it leaves you a peaceful state.
SARI’S COACHING ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
MIKAEL SAYS ABOUT SARI
I have known Sari, my coach, for more than 20 years and we have done ultra running together for more than 10 years. She creates me excellent training conditions so I can concentrate on training. But most importantly she prepares me mentally for the challenges. The exercises we do together are more important than any other exercises. Having that extra edge takes me further both during training and races. I could say that she knows me better than I do myself.
Other runners and helpers have commented that Sari is committed to Mikael’s running. She is a warm person to talk to but she can be pretty tough during the race. Her emotional intelligence skills help me especially in difficult circumstances.